The Declaration Of Interdependence

We, the sentient beings of the third planet (earth) from the star commonly known as the “sun”, declare that all existence is in a state of interdependence. The state of interdependence is a state of interbeing, of interconnectedness. We recognize that people, animals, plants and minerals inter-are and share a single dwelling  place on planet earth. […]

The Dalai Lama On Science And Religion

The Dalai Lama was asked a question at his home in Dharmsala, India on March 15, 2011. He was talking with a gathering of Thai Buddhists. The question was, “As we know that you have been there working with leading scientists in the world during the last few decades, [and] they show keen interest in […]

Backstage Interviews At Wisdom 2.0

Many important teachers at Wisdom 2.0 were asked, “What is wisdom?” Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California said that it was bringing about connection. His statement was in line with The Declaration of Interdependence. Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, said “Wisdom is understanding plus experience.” Daniel Siegel, co-director of the […]

Who Will Feed The Hungry Children In America?

Speaking of Engaged Buddhism, there is no finer example than that of Bhikkhu Bodhi. He founded Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) project to feed the hungry children in America and other parts of the world. According to an article on the BGR blog titled,  Nourishing Change, the United States House of Representatives passed the new Farm […]

The Global Power Shift Is Coming

This message came to me from 350.org. I first reported on their work in Three Numbers You Should Know About Global Warming at the end of April. I have been following them ever since. I want to share the full text of the message with you because I found the video so moving. I hope […]

Thich Nhat Hanh Speaks On Emptiness

This is one of the most beautiful videos on this site! Most of the images are time elapsed photographs of beautiful flowers. You see the flowers opening up and closing. You see the dandelion seeds floating around the field. You see flowers blooming and seeds flying through the air. How beautiful! Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh […]

Quantum Entanglement Is The Source Of Interbeing

This short video shows how quantum entanglement is the source of interbeing. Quantum entanglement means that two particles are interconnected in such a way that if you do something to one of them, the same thing happens to the other. This is well explained in the video. Interbeing is a term coined by Zen Master […]

Karen Armstrong Spoke On The Golden Rule

Karen Armstrong is a religious historian of excellent proportions. Her presence at the conference for Empathy and Compassion in Society was totally inspiring. She opened her talk with, …every single one of the world religions had developed it’s own version of the golden rule – never treat others as he would not like to be treated yourself. […]

Lincoln And Enlightened Leadership

This week’s Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das is about the movie, Lincoln. The movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Jackie Earle Haley, Tommy Lee Jones, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and was directed by Steven Spielberg. I’ve heard that Sally Field gained a lot of weight to play the part of Mrs. Lincoln. Lincoln’s struggle to […]

“We Must Look Beyond Our Separate Self To Save Mother Earth”

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay by his followers) stated, “We must look beyond our separate selves to save Mother Earth from climate change.” The statement was made in an article by Joe Confino on the Guardian Sustainable Business website today. This article is a wake-up call to citizens of the world. We must stop thinking […]